Saturday, September 10, 2016

Young Fans Celebrate Batman Day

Superhero fans across the country will flock to comic book retailers, bookstores, and libraries to celebrate the third annual BATMAN DAY on Saturday, September 17.

Children in grades K through 5 are invited to dress up as their favorite comic book character or superhero and visit the Cumming Library for special BATMAN DAY activities beginning at 1:00 p.m.

BATMAN DAY was originally introduced in 2014 to celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary. Fans loved the event so much that DC Entertainment, the world’s largest English-language comic book publisher, continued with annual BATMAN DAY celebrations.

The library is participating in the event as a way to share its collection of superhero books and graphic novels for young readers.

“Comic books and graphic novels about superheroes are incredibly popular with children, even those who are reluctant readers,” says Julie Boyd, Youth Services Supervisor at the Cumming Library.

“Our purpose is to help children find reading materials that they enjoy and want to read, so they won’t consider reading as boring or just something they have to do for school. We want young readers to be excited about reading for pleasure, and Batman stories are pretty exciting.”

The library’s BATMAN DAY celebration will include trivia contests and games like Bowling for Villains. Participants can also make craft projects, such as superhero stick puppets and wearable Batman superhero cuffs.

“Of all the activities we’ve planned, we’re really looking forward to building a model of Gotham City with the kids. When it’s done, we’ll have to do our best to save it from destruction by Batman’s bitter enemies,” says Boyd.

BATMAN DAY at the Cumming Library is free and no registration is required.

For more information, or to search the library’s catalog for Batman books and graphic novels for children, please visit www.forsythpl.org.


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